There have been reports the Bucs are ready to cut Talib loose which have been refuted by head coach Raheem Morris. Barber agreed that any notion of cutting Talib was a bad idea.
“It’s doing a disservice to him,” Barber said. “We’re prepared [to play without Talib], but you don’t ever want to play a season or even a game without that guy. He’s that good. He changes things. He takes [receivers] away and we’ve never had that in Tampa. He can literally take a guy away. He had his mental lapses last year and gave up some plays, but we’ve never had a guy like him. He’s a gamer. Not only is he big, physical and fast, he’s technically sound, which a lot of guys in this league just aren’t.”